Resolution of UITBB’s 13th Asia-Pacific Meeting on Qatar World Cup 2022
In the session, comrade Eftychios Papamichael from Cyprus, gave the introductory speech.
The participants note that at the building sites for the Soccer Cup tens of thousands of immigrant workers are victims of savage practices of violations of basic human rights. The conditions of migrant workers at construction sites are inhumane, as they work 12 hours a day, without safety and health measures, under unbelievably high temperatures in the Qatari desert, dying from the lack of health and safety measures.
We demand from FIFA, the Qatar World Cup 2022 Organising Committee and the Government of Qatar, as well as all relevant international bodies, to intervene immediately and put a stop to the exploitation of migrant workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and India which constitutes nothing less than modern-day slavery. The participants repeat their support to UITBB’s international campaign under the slogan “Don’t Build Stadiums on Workers’ Blood” and promise to intensify their efforts to bring up the issue with all relevant bodies in their respective countries and region, so that maximum pressure can be exercised towards this goal.